Tagged: History

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Traditions of the Season

The Catholic Faith is amazingly rich and full, a virtual bottomless treasure chest of spiritual wealth. For converts and “cradle” Catholics alike, there is always something new to learn and explore, something to deepen...

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Without Me…

“In order to understand how fundamental it is for the development of the Christian life to strive to acquire and maintain peace of heart, the first thing of which we must be convinced is...

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Deo Gratias!

Today is the national holiday of Thanksgiving in the U.S., a day filled with an epic turkey feast and rife with opportunities to voice your gratefulness for God’s goodness. But where does this tradition...

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San Juan de la Cruz

The flames of Republican bonfires in Toledo were deprived of touching the precious documents that were saved by an Englishman to whom the Carmelite monks entrusted their care. Joseph Pearce’s piece, The Man Who...

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Whence the Queen?

Do you know who inspired the most powerful piece in the most famous game ever? Spain’s Catholic Chess Queen by Meghan Ferrara on Regina will tell you who she is and the fascinating history...

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The Titanic, Fatima, and Feminism

We start today with the truly heroic story of Father Thomas Byles in The untold story of the Titanic’s Catholic priest who went down hearing confessions on Nobility. Father Byles passed up two separate...

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Purely Human Respect

Avoiding The Danger of Human Respect by Alan Scott on Grow in Virtue is both relevant and inspiring. The evil of seeking human respect is difficult to overemphasize. “It’s better to walk in the...

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Horses and Great Silence

“They are difficult horses for mortal men to manage…” Great Books and Horses by Glenn Arbery from The Imaginative Conservative points out how one cannot fully appreciate many of the classics unless one has...